“Master of None” star Aziz Ansari is returning to Netflix with a new stand-up special, four years after his previous special streamed on the platform and two years after the second season of “Master of None” ended.
The new special, titled “Aziz Ansari: Right Now,” is set to drop July 9 on the streamer and is being helmed by “Her” and “Being John Malkovich” director Spike Jonze.
Ansari has taken an almost complete break from TV and film in the last couple years due to the sexual misconduct allegation made against him in January of 2018.
The comedian confirmed the special and posted a trailer via his Twitter page:
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) July 1, 2019
The allegation came from an article on Babe.net which gave the account of a woman who went on a date with Ansari, but felt pressured into sexual activity despite her verbal and physical cues of discomfort.
Ansari addressed the allegation during a pop-up show stage in February of this year, in front of an audience of about 200, saying he needed time to think through what he wanted to say, because the incident was “a terrifying thing to talk about.”
“There were times I felt really upset and humiliated and embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible this person felt this way,” he said during the show. “But you know, after a year, how I feel about it is, I hope it was a step forward. It made me think about a lot, and I hope I’ve become a better person.”
“Master of None” has aired two seasons to date, however, the show was never officially canceled, and Netflix head of original content Cindy Holland has previously expressed the desire for there to be another season.